12 days in San Jose & Uvita Itinerary

12 days in San Jose & Uvita Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Jose
— 5 nights
2
Uvita
— 5 nights

5
nights
San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tarcoles Bridge (in Tarcoles), Souvenir Muy Tranquilo (in Fraijanes) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano, see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Jose planning site.

Columbia, USA to San Jose is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in San Jose sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Tarcoles Bridge, Souvenir Muy Tranquilo, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oro Verde Biological Reserve. Step out of Uvita with an excursion to Playa Manuel Antonio in Manuel Antonio--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, admire the sheer force of Santa Lucia Falls, explore by horseback at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uvita trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Jose to Uvita in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uvita

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Manuel Antonio
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena ©
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©

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